Friday, April 30, 2010
Of course, I pulled out Tina's Kitchen, and chose the girly apron for my card. I paper pieced it using some Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers, so fun to do. The layout I used is Jen's SFYTT from the 24th, a fun one with a few layers.
We hope you find time to sample the challenge. Just remember to use the keyword M4TW26 when you upload to any public gallery, then link it up on the PMS blog so we can have a look. Remember, you don't have to use PMS stamps, but if you have them, we'd love it if you did!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I stamped the quote in a light grey for a bit more subtlty. I think it looks great with these October Afternoon papers.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The color challenge was pretty challenging to me, these are not colors I would have put together on my own. I decided to go with a really simple layout with a few layers to make it a little easier on myself. All in all, I like it. Thanks for the challenge.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I broke out my trusty Apples to Apples set; the apple was colored, trimmed, and mounted onto the nesties shape. Once I added the die cut branch and leaves, I covered the apple with Diamond Glaze.
I tried to stay true to the colors and layout of the label and I think it's a pretty good reproduction. Oh, and how perfect is that American Crafts dp? The final touches were some pleated ribbon and a button.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The waves were embossed and I punched it with an EK Success punch. Just a few little accents with Viva Decor pearl and glitter pens and it was done.
Victoria loved it, her favorite color is green. I mean, she has an obsession with it. She'd love to have green hair and even made the argument with her Mom for it....."see Mom, green hair doesn't look so bad; she looks so pretty!" I had to leave my brother and SIL's house shortly after that!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Anyway, I used an older Verve sketch and a fun mix of papers. The Viva Decor pearls are my take on coffee beans.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Friday, April 23, 2010
I used Guilty Pleasures again, just can't get enough of the kitchen images, especially when gifting food items. I was so delighted that the sentiment to match the rolling pin actually fits on it. *score*
The box is called Cute Carton, from Leigh Ann Baird; I just added the scalloped square to the bottom and a handle to the top. I didn't add much fluff to it since the card is a tad bit loud!
If you decide to take on this challenge, be sure to use the keyword M4TW25 when you upload. You don't have to use Paper Makeup Stamps, but if you have them, let's see 'em! Then, link it up to the PMS blog so we can take a look. We love seeing what you do!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Meet George! He is super cool and he is all about recycling. I decided to go VERY green on this card for the special occasion.
I was thrilled to use yesterday's sketch challenge at SCS for this card too, SC277. It's been a bit that I have participated in the sketch challenge there and they are always fun.
Go check out the Paper Makeup Stamps store to see all the goodies Katies has marked down today! My favorite fairy, Sprout, is on sale as well!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I used Bitty Botanicals and Bold Bouquet for the image panels; the sentiment is from Heartfelt Sentiments. I don't know about you, but I always like it when I am able to mix pieces from a couple of sets to achieve the look I am going for.
I am pleased to report that this card made the Top 5 over at the Clearly iStamp blog!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
I used three Verve sets, Wishful Elegance, Big Wish, and Floral Symphony. I adore that background stamp, it is just the right size and rather simple to line up. Rhinestones in the center of the flowers finishes it up.
What a short weekend! I ended up having to go shopping for clothes for my son; he shot from a size 8 to a size 12 overnight. Nothing below the waist fits anymore! I can't stand that he is growing up so fast, why won't time slow for just a little bit?
Sunday, April 18, 2010
We are adding some blueberry bushes this year and some herbs too. Can't wait for that! Yum-O! In fact, I've already let DH know that next year I want a big herb garden.
Ok, back to the card. I just mixed and matched scrap papers from October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket that I had and created a layout that worked with them. I LOVE the watering can, so I opted to use it as a planting vessel for those gorgeous red flowers. The cluster of flowers was colored, cut out, and then pop dotted for some dimension!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I used a few Verve sets for this card: Wishful Elegance, Let It Shine, and Leaves. Once I stamped all the elements in the colors found in the rug, I added the layered paper flower. I love the unusual mix of colors and the super simple layout! I opted to use alot of "off white" space since that was the color of the walls in the room.
Friday, April 16, 2010
I used Mercy's sketch from last week, MTSC68 for the layout of the card and paired that with some lovely Basic Grey goodness. I knew I wanted to use this piece of cake from Guilty Pleasures for my focal point. I adore the blue cardstock, Cool Caribbean from SU (I believe). I think I only have a few more sheets of it remaining and will have to find a replacement for it because I just love it.
I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week, the challenge is an easy one! Just be sure to use the keyword M4TW24 when you upload to any public gallery; then link it to the PMS blog so we can all take a look!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I punched a few flowers from a berry cardstock and adhered them with liquid glue. Once dry, I stuck some dew drops in the centers of each of the flowers.
The lid is decorated with some twill ribbon and a string of pearls. Super simple, but oh so fun!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The week is shaping up to be great, the weather is finally cooperating with us and I have been able to get my containers of herbs and flowers out into the sun. Next up are some more greenery and my beloved begonias and geraniums, they last with really no effort on my part. So, I will be heading to the nursery this weekend! Excited to enjoy my deck (and hard work) this summer!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
I used a sketch from AmyR for this one, a remake of AMYRS8. Perfect!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I tell ya, I am so glad to see some signs of spring approaching. The daffodils are out, the leaves are starting to bud, and my son's allergies are in full bloom! I'm not rejoicing the last part, but I am thankful that it seems like spring is here...hopefully to stay. I know I have to take the bad with the good, but the good is just so much better! LOL
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I've enjoyed collecting (and using) Clear Dollar Stamps sets, they are such a great value. And, they have so many different types of sets/ individuals to choose from. I really look forward to their releases, so inspiring.
I picked up this frame some time ago at the Dollar Tree, thinking it would be great for quotes and the like. The panels are just the right size, 2x3. Well, I am thrilled to have finally used it and I could not be happier with the outcome.
I used Bitty Botanicals, a different one for each framed panel. I stamped them in different colors first straight on, then without inking up. I love how it adds another bit of dimension. You can find a tutorial for this technique here.
The sentiments are from Bless My Bloomers and Blooming With Blessings; they really seemed to match the theme I was going for. Don't you love when you can use pieces from several different sets and still have a cohesive look? I know I do!
I have a very good friend that is having a tough time with someone at work, I think this will bring some happiness to her desk. Perhaps it will serve as her "moment of zen."
Friday, April 9, 2010
Today's Makeup for the Weekend challenger is Lisa Kind, who is challenging us to make a project using a template of some sort.
I used Slip Cover from My Time Made Easy. Once it was cut with my Cricut, it was time to assemble; and it came together so quickly. I cut two mats, that was easy enough to do as well.
The colors of the box were inspired by this Offray ribbon that I have had forever. I colored my stamp from Friendly Flowers with Copic markers and then spritzed the white cardstock with colorless blender solution before stamping. It offers a wonderful watercolorlike effect. I added some liquid pearls to the little dots found around the vines to add a little more softness. Lastly, I colored and cut out the cute butterfly and then just glued it to the edge of the mat.
We do hope you find time to play along with this challenge. You don't have to use PMS stamps, but we'd like to see them if you have them. Use the keyword M4TW23 when you upload; then just link to the PMS blog so we can take a look.
You definitely want to look at the PMS blog to see who else is provding samples this week.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I had some fun coloring her, especially that hair. I'm trying to improve on my shadowing skills and leaving some highlights here and there. Of course, I did have to add stickles to her wings, they just don't seem complete without some sparkle.
We had to do some grocery shopping yesterday, much to my chagrin. Duke wanted to drive me since I have been having trouble with my car. He is a slowwww shopper and it drives me crazy; plus Cody is on spring break, so it was double trouble. Thankfully, they parked it on a bench for most of the trip and let me get to it. I will admit, however, it was nice to have someone to carry it all out, and load/ unload it.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
So, this is the day you can get all the goodies you've seen so far. The set being featured today is called Tina's Kitchen; it has 2 aprons and three cool sentiments. The one I used is a favorite- "never trust a skinny cook".
The aprons are two step stamps,very easy to line up with a SAMJ. I thought it would look great paper pieced, I used October Afternoon's Farm Fresh papers; they are just perfect for this set. Then, I totally glitterfied the bottom portion of the apron with Dazzling Diamonds. I would LOVE to own this apron!
Here is a close up of the sentiment, just stamped directly onto the dp.
I have been dying to make this Pick of the Petals box the moment I saw it on Lauren Meader's blog; it is a beauty. The top is not as complicated as it looks, but I did ruin about 3 sheets of cardstock before getting it right. The directions were very clear, but I kept wanting to score opposite of what was pictured. Not my fault, I didn't have enough caffeine!
It is such a roomy box and makes for a beautiful presentation! I put in a jar of chutney from Harry and David and still had a little bit of room for some filler. The lid fits perfectly on top. the medallions are some I got here.
Here is a close up of the label, this is another stamp from the set.
By now, I bet you are wondering about the letter I have for you:
Now, hop on over to see the enormously talented Lisa Kind, I am certain she will have something beautiful to show you.
Don't forget about the Release Party either. The fun starts at 8:00 CST in the Paper Makeup Stamps Forum. Sure hope I see you there.
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